A native New Yorker who now makes Switzerland her home, Lilly Martin belongs to the most striking voices and charismatic artists on the Blues & Soul music scene. She grew up within a Cuban family of artists and musicians and was influenced by the cultural and musical diversity of New York. Her warm vocals and signature style blend of blues and soul are bursting with passion and sensuality.
Songwriting, performing and recording with acclaimed Swiss performers Polo Hofer and Philipp Fankhauser, as well as her contributions as vocal coach to "The Voice Of Switzerland" are just some of the jewels in Lilly Martin's crown. She has been honored to perform backing vocals for Michael Bublé, Kathrina & The Waves, Steve Lee and others. She has released 4 successful solo albums and has made numerous appearances at renowned blues and jazz festivals. Lilly has also been privileged to perform for star-studded audiences which included personalities such as Harry Belafonte and Bob Geldof.
Band: Oliver Keller (git), Michael Dolmetsch (kb), Markus Fritzsche (bs), Tom Beck (dr)
MINETTA - THE NEW ALBUM
On her most recent album “Minetta”, this native New Yorker showcases a powerful combination of big-town blues and honey-dipped soul. The album resonates with personal stories of her urban past, love and loss. The memories, sights and sounds of her home on Minetta Street in Greenwich Village served as inspiration for this album.
The blues and soul music that have influenced her style over the years come together and, ultimately, create her compelling, signature style. "Minetta", already highly acclaimed and listed favorite on a variety of music stations, is an album to be reckoned with.
Read "Minetta" album feedbacks from Bluesnews.ch, Rocknews.ch, Jazz n More
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The English Independent Blues Broadcaster Association IBBA chose Lilly Martin's album "Right Now" to be CD of the month. Songs from the album are now being aired on regular rotation throughout the associated radio networks. And also CD of the month at Radio Swiss Jazz.
- CD of the month & interview at highly regarded Blues News Magazine Germany
- long interview at Kult-magazine, read here in german
- Radio airplay at KCOR Kansas City USA, featured as CD of the week
- Airplay & Interviews at BRI USA, BigBluesBonanza UK, Radio Fribourg Switzerland
- single "Right Now" played on over 200 radio stations in Italy!
- Front page & Interview in Jazztime Magazine.
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References & concerts (selection):
Baden Blues Festival, Festival da Jazz St. Moritz, Lichtensteiger Jazztage, Mühle Hunziken Rubigen, Basel Summerblues, Bülacher Jazztage, Plaza Club Zurich, Scala Wetzikon, Braderie Biel, Greifensee Jazz am See, Lyss Cinehappening, Lugano Blues To Bop, Appalooza Bern, Rock- and Bluescruise 2013, Eventhalle 6 Thun, Celerina "sounds good", s-ka Altnau, Kulturwerkstatt Chur, Jetläg Bern, Jazzclub Rorschach, Baronessa Lenzburg, Commihalle Zürich
Radio Swiss Pop, Radio Swiss Jazz, BRI USA, KCOR USA, Big Blues Bonanza UK, IBBA UK, SRF 1, SRF 2, SRF 3, Radio 1, Rete 1, Rete 3, Radio Zürisee, Radio Top, Radio Fribourg, Radio Munot, Capital FM, Radio Argovia, Radio 1, Radio Inside, Radio Blues Zeppelin
- Lilly Martin "Minetta" 2018 (H2U/Phonag)
- Lilly Martin "Right Now" 2015 (Sounds & Media)
- Lilly Martin "The Roadhouse Mission - Live" 2014 (Sounds & Media)
- Lilly Martin "The Velvet Mission" 2012 (Sounds & Media)
Visit Lilly Martin's YouTube channel for more videos...